Proof was founded a few short years ago in 2011, but its roots run deep and can be traced back to the 1960’s, when Bud Dame started a sawmill in southern Utah. The company Bud started is still in the family 60 years later; his grandsons, Brooks, Tanner and Taylor, spent their early years working in the family business and still have direct ties today. Their experience taught them a deep love for entrepreneurship, nature and all things wood. The idea to start Proof surfaced in 2010, when founder Brooks was trying to create a bamboo ski pole in his garage. The idea was a failure, but it planted the seed that would eventually morph into Proof. In the following year, while building up the idea of a bamboo or wood consumer product, the first prototypes for Proof were created.